Often mentioned, this animation sharply satirises some of the widely perceived issues with Richard Curtis' Working Title productions (it extends to Red Nose/Comic Relief Day, which RC also came up with).
'CURTISLAND' EXPLAINED IN 11 SCREENSHOTS...
|Glamorous (A-list/star) American (bimbo; RC's female representation is also questioned) + English middle-/upper-class fop; a black youth runs in the background...|
|...from the police. Curtis is accused of representing a very whitewashed Britain, most notoroiously in Notting Hill|
|As in that film, we get the good old white stallholder...|
|The Grant character points out that the "immigrants and poor people" are moved on... He could have added that the Midlands and Northern English plus Celts are either absent or used primarily for heavily stereotyped comedy purposes|
|Wee bit of a contrast from, oh, Tyrannosaur or Shaun's house in This is England!!!|
|Again, compare with the poverty-stricken mise-en-scene of the opening of TisEng, the peeling wallpaper, tiny room, lack of furniture...|
|A cynical take on stars' 'contributions' to Comic Relief|
|None of this ambiguous, downbeat, open ending that we get from the likes of '71, TisEng, Tyrannosaur ... clear-cut, anchored, closed feelgood endings all round please!|